Tottenham may be near the top of the Premier League right now but they won’t be there at the end of the season, according to John Barnes.
Jose Mourinho’s men are second in the table and are unbeaten in the league since Everton got the better of them on the opening weekend of the season.
The likes of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are playing at the top of their game, while champions Liverpool are in the middle of an injury crisis.
It’s led to claims that Spurs can challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the title, with talkSPORT’s Jamie O’Hara tipping Mourinho’s men to push them all the way.
However, John Barnes isn’t having any of it! The Liverpool legend very much believes it’s a two-horse race once again.
Barnes told Bonus Code Bets: “Tottenham are doing well, but Manchester City and Liverpool are still the favourites for the title.
“Tottenham ground out a victory against West Brom, a game they could have easily lost, but Tottenham aren’t a team who can continue to do that.
“They don’t play with enough consistency, score enough goals, so they are over and above their own expectations now sitting in second position, they are title challengers in the sense they will be in the top four, but they won’t finish in the top two.”
But not only does Barnes believe Spurs won’t be in the hunt for the title, he feels things could end very badly for their manager even though the Portuguese is getting a tune out of the players.
Barnes added: “Spurs are always a game away from a disaster or a fan meltdown, and the fans and players will turn on Jose Mourinho as soon as things aren’t going so well.
“They lack the harmony and togetherness that other teams have, the players still don’t look happy to be there, so if Tottenham drop a few points that can easily snowball into something much bigger.
“It is a mentality thing as much as anything else. They will challenge for the third and fourth position at best, but they currently have good momentum that they need to take forward.”